In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(instinct) asesino(individual) de instintos asesinos(plan) criminalthere was a murderous glint in his eye — su mirada tenía un brillo asesino
- she was in a murderous mood when she got back — regresó de un humor de perros
- He is not some murderous criminal to be brutally dealt with, Uncle Charles.
- Things actually become worse when Emily befriends an imaginary friend whose erratic behavior eventually turns murderous.
- He was capable of murderous cruelty when angered.
- She's afraid I'm going to crack and go on a murderous rampage.
- The country's military dictatorship is a repressive, democracy-crushing, bloodthirsty, murderous bunch of thugs.
- Set in medieval Japan, Across the Nightingale Floor follows the captivating tale of Takeo, whose village is brutally destroyed by the murderous warlord, Iida Sadamu.
- History is littered with despots and psychopaths, murderous dullards, evil geniuses, deadly incompetents, calamitous brutes of all descriptions.
- He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime.
- This man is as smoothly eloquent as he is violent, murderous and sexually rampant.
- A murderous dictator may not be anyone's idea of a great business partner.
- He didn't seem to be anyone dangerous or murderous, to tell the truth.
- Well, we certainly will be mentioning the war - with its deceit, greed and murderous barbarity.
- He supports his friend in a tit for tat exchange that turns murderous.
- It's only when he's confronted with his past that he emerges from the shell and takes action - murderous bloody action.
- Selling guns to murderous dictators holds few real qualms for our 'hero'.
- I can see why that might work in, say, a song about murderous jealousy, but that doesn't seem to be what this song is about.
- As an advocate for hard times and the impending global apocalypse, I'm disappointed whenever a potential murderous despot loses his insane grip on the world.
- He was also, of course, heavily implicated in the brutally murderous system of forced labour without which the entire German war economy would have collapsed.
- His support for the most murderous policies of the ruling elite is nothing new.
- Frank Horrigan pursues every clue, every scrap of evidence as he fights to pin down Leary and foil his murderous plan.
- The boy and his accomplices failed in their murderous conspiracy.
- He attributed these tendencies and his cruel, murderous history to his abusive childhood.
- Still, the doctor is not convinced, but he does offer his story of a murderous ventriloquist whose dummy seemed more alive, and violent, than he was.
- They suffer discrimination, racist abuse, violent assaults and murderous attacks.
- Science and technology were applied to the most murderous ends known to humankind.
- This new book usefully reminds us why that was, and just how vicious, corrupt and murderous the pre-1949 regime was.
- As a high-ranking servant of a murderous despot, he lied often.
- The longer his thoughts dwelt on the matter, the more murderous they grew.
- This is a murderous organisation which seeks impossible objectives by the most violent of means.
- There are despotic and murderous regimes all over the world and cultures whose affinity for evil and hatred defies comprehension.
- To this day he remains chained, madness close to his mind and murderous intentions deep within the recess of his soul.
- In principle one might expect to find that war was a matter of continuous, violent, and mutually murderous activity.
- Only Bart knows that he has a far more murderous motive in mind.
- An ex-con takes a job as a ballast driver and encounters a world of dangerous conditions, murderous rivalry and corruption.
- Determined to avenge her, Marv pursues a violent, murderous course that takes him to the heart of the city's power structure, and seals his fate.
- But this bombing felt different: more vicious, hateful, crude, and murderous.
- Il Tabarro was a subtitled drama about forbidden love and murderous jealousy.
- If I ever snap and go on a murderous killing spree, it'll be because of this guy.
- Not surprisingly, a series of brutal and murderous events left islanders deeply distrustful of outsiders.
- In fact, if humanity's past record is a reasonable guide, globalism may represent the single deadliest threat to mankind in our long, murderous history.
2(deadly, lethal)(onslaught) mortífero(roads) peligrosísimo
- After that the schedule turns murderous starting with back-to-back home games with New England and Philadelphia to complete the first half.
- He had jumped out to a quick lead in the first game against Puertas, who was dealing with a minor leg muscle pull sustained in his murderous semi-final against Walker.
- The sun's rays were murderous; of course no one around me noticed, they were all so wrapped up in the game.
- Expect the Sonics and Clippers to take a step back amid murderous January schedules.
- ‘It was a choking, murderous job,’ says one worker.
3(very taxing)the heat/climate is murderous — el calor/clima es insufrible / infernal
- they asked me some murderous questions on cybernetics — me tiraron a matar con unas preguntas sobre cibernética
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.